Tunkhannock is a borough in as well as the county seat of Wyoming County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Home to a population of just 1,836, Tunkhannock was first founded in 1841 and was originally a city built on the back of the lumber industry, though today most people are employed by Procter & Gamble, the largest employer of the Tunkhannock area, though the factory in which they work is located in nearby Washington Township. Tunkhannock is primarily a residential area today, though its downtown does have several small local shops and businesses, and today the borough is home to the Wyoming County Historical Society and Genealogical Society.
Basic Facts About Tunkhannock
- Current population: 1,836
- Current mayor: Norm Ball
- Total area: 0.9 sq mi
- Official website: http://tunkboro.com/
- Located in: Wyoming County
- Founded in: 1841
- Zip codes: 18657
- Area codes: 570
Auto Transport Tips to and from Tunkhannock
As far as size is concerned, Tunkhannock is pretty small. With such a low population, the borough doesn’t see a lot of auto transport traffic through despite being located in the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Metropolitan Statistical Area. Auto shippers prefer to run routes into and out of major metro areas, and not only is Tunkhannock not a major city, the Scranton-Wilkes Barre metro area isn’t that large in comparison to other metro areas in the region and it sits pretty far removed from Scranton anyway, making it harder and more expensive for a car shipping carrier to get to and from, which usually results in higher prices for you.
It also doesn’t help that there are not major interstates that run through the borough. Some smaller areas can be cheaper to ship to or from since they sit on a major interstate highway; car shippers like to stick to the Interstate Highway System where possible, but Tunkhannock is only accessible via state routes. This isn’t a deal breaker by any means, but at the same time the area around Tunkhannock is rural, there are few people living there and there are no easy ways in or out. This in turn increases your prices and may result in longer pickup or delivery. You can mitigate this somewhat by moving your pickup or delivery out of Tunkhannock and into Scranton or Wilkes-Barre, though you should talk to your auto transport representative to learn more about that.
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